Wednesday, August 6, 2014

hunkering down


J. Crew linen dress, Savers
XOXO sports bra worn as camisole, Ross
necklace, Haitian Beads 

      Hawaii has two hurricanes heading this way in the next few days, and everyone is on high alert. Most stores are sold out of cases of bottled water and toilet paper. I dropped by a drugstore on my way to work, foolishly thinking that there might be regular 16-ounce bottles of water. I had forgotten my metal bottle at home, and just wanted one to drink through the school day. There was not a single bottle on the shelves, and I saw several people with multiple rolls of paper towels (maybe a substitute for the elusive toilet paper?) I settled for no-calorie grapefruit-flavored sparkling water instead.              
      Driving home, I heard that the city is canceling bus service on Friday, when the first hurricane is scheduled to hit our island. I'm hoping that the public school system plays it safe and cancels school Friday. I don't live close to work, and the thought of driving through high winds and heavy rains makes me (an already anxious driver) even more anxious.
Hey,  my hair almost looks shiny in this photo!

        A little about this outfit: I liked this outfit because I stayed cool and felt professional and stylish. Using a sports bra as a camisole made a tangible difference. My Haitian beads also picked up the color of the dress beautifully and made the outfit feel polished and intentional. I particularly like the sparks of bright yellow against the fuchsia. 


 

6 comments:

  1. Best wishes for the hurricanes. That's a cute outfit.

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  2. Hope you guys are safe over there!

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  3. You look lovely! And I hope you are super safe and don't have to drive in the rain and winds!

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  4. Thank you, Ally! We got lucky on my island - no rain, no wind, just cloudy and very humid.

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  5. Thanks, Kat! They canceled school as a precaution, but Friday was anticlimactic. Still, it was nice to have the first week of school be only four days vs. five ... :)

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  6. Thanks, Erin! I got to stay home on Friday - can't ever remember school being canceled due to an impending storm. Glad they played it safe, though!

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